Old friends: New Brighton.
Winter descends but the tries continue to flow
Report by Coach Brookman
Our regular reporter was rumoured to be in Yorkshire, possibly pretending to be Chris Froome in his colourful lycra and if he was I hope that the wind wasn't as cold as the Artic blast which turned Hall Road into Ice Station Zebra once again. Having said that at least we saw plenty of rugby, unlike some despondent younger Waterloo Age Groups who turned up at LSH to find the games had been cancelled on Saturday!
Anyway a short report as the fingers were too cold to write, so from memory we played four quarters as a large contingent of 25 players rotated for Waterloo whilst New Brighton struggled with injuries to 5 or 6 players and eventually asked for a reduced 2nd half of 20 minutes to avoid the possibility of further injuries.
The weather was an influential factor during the game, but when the opportunity presented itself Waterloo scored excellent team tries, along with a number of conversions which were extremely difficult in the wind tunnel.
Many thanks to New Brighton on their performance, full of commitment, energy and some great skill. They have certainly kicked on from previous seasons and we wish them well for the rest of the season. It was also great to see so many players and coaches from opposition teams back at clubhouse to enjoy the best post match food in the county!!